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Yesterday Vagabond NYC—venerable sellers of vintage designer beautiful—launched a very special selection of goodies directly from the back of singer-songwriter Aimee Mann's closet. The 20-piece set (now down to 16, they're selling fast) is culled from Mann's new wave ice princess days as the lead singer of 'Til Tuesday. You remember their big hit 'Voices Carry' and the song's video in which Mann has a freak out in a theater and starts screaming at her frankly much too preppy looking partner? Well, that kind of insane, over-sized Yohji Yamamoto pajama pants suit from the video? It's up for grabs and $798.
The early '80s pieces are crisp, unfussy, slightly androgynous, and hinge on the avant-garde—Yohji features prominently along with Gaultier, Katherine Hamnett, Commes des Garcons, and Vivienne Tam—but because the '80s are so now all over again (as they pretty much have been since 1998) they're pretty wearable. Check all the double-breasted pieces (starting at $298), a totally genius tunic/baja/smock pullover ($598), an olive tube dress ($598), and the modified brocade sarong ($798)—also by Yohji—that Mann wore to the 1985 Grammy Awards.
· A Selection From New Wave Icon Aimee Mann [Vagabond NYC]
· Vagabond NYC [Official Site]